Archive for September 2014

New policy - Study permission: verification of student identity

The Tier 4 sponsor guidance was updated in autumn 2013 to state explicitly that sponsors must ensure that all students have permission to be in the UK

IT maintenance affects UniDeskLR & Agresso: Tue 23 Sep

The Computing Services will be carrying out maintenance and upgrades on Tuesday 23 September 2014, 7am to 9am

University scientists honoured with new Royal Society Research Fellowships

Three scientists from the University have been appointed new University Research Fellows as part of the prestigious Royal Society scheme.

Welcoming our new students to campus

Message from Professor Bernie Morley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

Changes to our campus Postal Services

A few differences in staff and student post to be aware of from today

The story of Baby P - Setting the record straight

Ray Jones, former Director of Social Services, spoke on the subject of his new book ‘The story of Baby P - setting the record straight’ this week

Technology & the rise of boundless warfare: Wed 22 Oct

Professor David Galbreath will lead this lecture in which he will discuss the emergence of new war technologies and the implications of this for society

CNCB builds on links through new students and visitors

The Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour is delighted to welcome three new group members, building on links made last year with a visit to Tsinghua University, one of Bath's preferred partner institutions.

Researchers secure public engagement funding

Postgraduate researchers from across the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences have successfully secured funding from the University’s Public Engagement Unit for engaged research projects

HPC undergraduate to postgraduate

William Saunders, MSc student of Modern Applications of Mathematics, illustrates the progression of learning from undergraduate to postgraduate

Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa

The University is following the advice issued by Public Health England

Staff offer: Discounted National Express tickets

Discounted National Express tickets are available (from the SU Information Point) to all staff holding an NUS extra card: Bath Spa to London - £5 single/£9 return; 20% discount on all other fares.

Radio New Zealand interview: The Everydayness of Death

Dr John Troyer from our Centre for Death & Society claims it's not that death is a taboo subject, it's just that we've been encouraged not to talk about it.

Engineering & Design pilots PGR Peer Mentoring Scheme

Incoming PhD students will be offered a peer mentor who can share their experiences as a research postgraduate of doctoral and campus life, and signpost support services if necessary.

Training: Communicating your research: Wed 15 Oct

This course is designed to help you communicate your work clearly and effectively to non-specialists such as members of the public and researchers from other disciplines.

Useful info: Induction/Freshers' Week: 20-28 Sep 2014

Arrivals Weekend

Students arrive on Saturday 20 or Sunday 21 September.

We go up 8 places in new QS world rankings

The University of Bath has moved up eight places in this year’s QS World University Rankings.

Postgraduate maintenance payments for Oct-Dec 2014

PG Maintenance payments are paid quarterly in advance.

Swimming pool replacement to start

A message from Director of Sport, Stephen Baddeley

Bath unveils new chemical analysis facility

Last week our scientists celebrated the launch of the University's Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility (CCAF) that can be used in research ranging from creating biodegradable plastics to finding new treatments for late stage cancer.